Disc Playback Features
External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Motorized Touchscreen Display:
The Kenwood DDX7019 features a motorized 6.95" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution
of 480 x 234 with 336,960 total pixels (480H x 234V x RGB). The monitor
electronically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. It also has a 7-step
adjustable viewing angle, including a reversible-tilt angle. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive
video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and
Selectable Screen Modes: You
can choose from the following Screen Modes for the display monitor for each of
the video modes (iPod Video, DVD and Video).
- Normal: displays 16:9
widescreen format pictures that fill the entire screen width, and 4:3
(conventional TV) pictures display with black bars on either side
- Full: expands 4:3 pictures
horizontally to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture
slightly but retaining full image height
- Just: expands 4:3 pictures
horizontally only at the edges
- Zoom: expands 4:3 pictures
both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the
picture but cutting off the top and bottom edges
Selectable DVD Aspect Ratio Modes:
You can choose from the following Aspect Ratio modes when viewing DVDs.
- 16:9: displays wide
- 4:3 LB: displays wide
pictures in the Letter Box format (having black stripes at the top and
bottom of the screen)
- 4:3 PS: displays wide
pictures in the Pan & Scan format (showing pictures cut at the right and
You can adjust the display's brightness, contrast, and black level.
Backgrounds: The unit features
backgrounds that can be selected from readily available patterns or you can
create your own by using original pictures or images downloaded from your
portable USB device.
2-DIN Chassis: The DDX7019 has
a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit
in many vehicles with a large dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there
is no hideaway box; all the inputs and outputs are included within the unit's
chassis. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted
using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please check the Crutchfield
Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Front Panel Controls: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along the bottom edge of the screen.
Security Code: You may program
the unit with a 4 digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a
security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been
disconnected from power.
A/V AUX Input: The DVD/CD
player features a set audio/video 3.5mm inputs on the rear of the unit. There is
one stereo 3.5mm input for audio and another 3.5mm input for video. They are
attached to the back of the unit by a 36" pigtail. The A/V AUX input can be used
to transfer audio and video signal from your potable MP3/Photo/Video player to
Tone Memory: This
feature allows you to store System Q-EX and bass, middle and treble tone settings for each
source (DVD, CD, Aux, FM, AM).
Dual Zone Capability: The
unit's dual zone control allows you to independently set the source for the
front and rear channels.
Dimmer: The dimmer function
will dim this unit's display automatically when the vehicle light switch is
turned On when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player
Remote Control: The DDX7019 is
equipped with the RC-DV340 full-function remote control with a numeric keypad. A
slide switch allows you to switch between the control modes for the built-in
DVD/CD player, a TV source, and a tuner/disc changer/disc player source.
Steering Wheel Remote
Compatibility: The DDX7019 has a "steering remote control" lead attached to
the harness. When used with the optional SWI-JACK interface (item #127SWIJACK),
you can retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls
when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is
compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present.
Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet,
Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia,
Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan,
Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen
vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to
see if your vehicle is compatible.
Disc Compatibility: The DDX7019
is compatible with the following disc formats.
- DVD: DVD-video, DVD-R/W,
DVD+R/W, DVD-R DL, and DVD+R DL
- CD: CD-audio, CD-ROM,
CD-R, CD-RW, DTS-CD, and Video CD
Note: CD-EXTRA and
Super Audio CDs will only playback the CD portion of the disc. HDCDs
will playback in normal CD sound quality.
AAC-LC/MP3/WMA Playback: This
unit can play AAC-LC (.M4a), MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
and DVD+/-R/W discs in
ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo and Long file name formats. Each disc should have a
maximum of 8 directory levels, 254 folders per disc, and 255 files per folder. During MP3/WMA
playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag
JPEG/MPEG/DivX Playback: In addition
to MP3/WMA/AAC-LC discs, this unit can play discs with JPEG, MPEG and DivX files.
You can display JPEG images of up to 8192 x 7680 pixels, and progressive format JPEG
images of up to 1600 x 1200 pixels. The unit can also play MPEG1 videos of 320 x
240 and 352 x 240 (NTSC) plus MPEG2 videos of 640 x 480 and 720
x 480 (NTSC). In addition, the unit can play DivX video of 352 x 240, 352 x 288,
720 x 450, and 720 x 576.
Control Screens: During DVD
playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the
screen. You can touch the left one-third of the screen to start the current
chapter over, or the right one-third of the screen to skip to the next chapter.
Pressing the top center of the screen activates the DVD Disc Menu control
buttons, while pressing the center briefly displays the information
Direct Search: By entering its
number with the supplied remote, you can directly access title, chapter, time,
track, channel, or frequency.
Disc Name Preset (DNPS): You may assign names to discs played in the internal CD player. Each disc name
can be up to 16 characters long, and the receiver has a memory capacity for up to
10 discs. (See below for further DNPS features with CD changers.)
Setting: If there is a problem with the CD
player reading a disc with a special format, you can switch to a second CD Read
setting which "forces" the player to read the disc. CD Read setting 1
is for normal CDs and MP3/WMA discs, while CD Read setting 2 cannot read MP3/WMA
Control: Parental Control allows
you to restrict DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select
a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
The DDX7019 uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides high signal strength for clear
radio reception. The tuner features the Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC)
for improved rejection of distortion due to multi-path. You
can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles
through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button
press), or Manual.
Radio Data System (RDS): The
unit's tuner features RDS (Radio Data System). RDS is a service used by some
radio stations to transmit data outside of normal radio broadcast signals. When
an RDS station is received, you can immediately find out what kind of data is
being transmitted by looking at the program service name which appears in the
display after the frequency. RDS features an emergency transmission function
which interrupts regular programming to broadcast an emergency announcement
(such as a tornado or severe storm). There is also a switchable Traffic
Information function, which will automatically tune a traffic bulletin when it
is broadcast, even when you're not listening to the radio.
Station Name Preset (SNPS): This
feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 30 AM and FM stations can be named. Each name can be up to
16 characters in length. The Preset Select menu will display the six presets in
each band either by name or frequency.
16/24-Bit D-A Converter: For
superb quality audio playback from DVDs and CDs, the DDX7019 is equipped with a
24-bit digital-to-analog converter for DVD playback and a 16-bit
digital-to-analog converter for CD playback.
System Q EX
Sound Control: Six EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ
curve for different types of music. The preset curves are named
"Natural", "Rock", "Pops", "Easy",
"Top 40", and "Jazz". In addition, you may store your own
settings under the "User Memory" EQ curve. In the User Mode you can
make manual adjustments
for the bass center frequency (40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or 150Hz), bass level (-8 to +8), bass Q factor (1.00, 1.25, 1.50 or 2.00), bass
extension (On or Off), middle center frequency (500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5 or 2.0kHz), middle
level (-8 to +8), middle Q factor (1.0 or 2.0), treble center frequency (10.0,
12.5, 15.0 or 17.5kHz), and treble level (-8 to +8). The System Q EX can be
turned off in the menu, still allowing you to adjust the bass, middle and treble
Setting: This feature tailors the System Q EX
Sound Control settings according to the type of front speakers in your vehicle.
You may select Standard (for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for
speakers with a small diameter), Middle (for speakers with
a medium diameter), or Wide (for speakers with a large diameter).
Advanced Crossover System: The
System E's+ Advanced Crossover system allows you to tailor your system with
selectable crossover points for all channels. For the front and rear channels,
there is a high-pass filter with independently selectable crossover
points of 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no
filter). The non-fading preamp output, for use with subwoofer amplifiers, has a
low-pass filter with a selectable cutoff frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz,
120Hz or Thru (no filter). You can also switch the phase of the subwoofer output from
normal to reverse, and adjust the level of the output from -50 to +10 in 1dB
Management System (B.M.S.):
This unit is equipped with an interface (pink/black wire in the wiring harness)
which controls certain special features of B.M.S.-equipped Kenwood eXcelon
amplifiers. This unit, when properly connected, can remotely activate and adjust
the amount of bass boost in the amplifier. You can choose between +6dB, +12dB,
or +18dB bass boost, or flat (no boost). In addition, you can lower the bass
boost center frequency by 20%, switching between "Normal" and
Dynamic Range: The dynamic
range can be adjusted by selecting either Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes
the total sound volume become larger as compared with Wide and Normal, allowing
you to listen to the movie's dialogue more clearly. This is effective only on
Dolby Digital software.
Control: The level of
each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output
volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range
from -15 to 0.
Setup Memory: Audio Setup and
AV Interface settings can be memorized and recalled at any time. When the
settings are cleared when the unit is disconnected from the battery, they can be
External Device Controls
USB Port: The Kenwood DDX7019
features a rear panel 2.0 USB type-A port that is attached to the chassis with a
36" cord to allow for various placement options during installation. The USB
port enables connection to portable USB mass-storage players, USB thumb drives
and audio control of MP3 player. The USB port is compatible with all USB mass
storage class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system. A single or
multi-slot card reader can also be connected the USB port, allowing your music
to be put neatly into different types of memory cards. Your USB device's
rechargeable battery will recharged while it's connected to the USB port and the
DDX7019 is turned on.
Note: The iPod nano and
iPod video can be hooked up directly via USB, but without the Kenwood
adapter (KCA-iP300V), you will not be able to play iTunes or other copyright
protected content and you will lose any audio/video file browsing control.
iPod High Speed Connection: The
USB port and A/V AUX input are also compatible with iPod devices when used with
the optional KCA-iP300V adapter (part # 113IP300V, sold separately). The USB
Direct Connection enables high-speed iPod data communications of 12MB/bps via
the optional KCA-iP300V (3-Wire) interface. One end of the cable plugs directly
into your iPod's dock connector while the other end of the cable uses three
connectors that plug into the back of the DDX7019. The USB type-A connector
portion of the cable plugs into the receiver's USB port and handles the control
and charging of your iPod, so you can navigate through your music and video
files using the headunit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info on
its display. The two 3.5mm miniplug connectors of the cable plug into the unit's
A/V 3.5mm inputs and transfer the music and video from your iPod to your Kenwood
DVD/CD player. By using the Auxiliary input the music travels to the receiver as
an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files you've
stored on your iPod. The controls of the DDX7019 are seamless when used with the
optional KCA-iP300V and include metadata browsing and playback of DRM contents,
as well as the ability to choose any iPod playback mode to suit your listening
application. The following iPods can be controlled from this unit.
nano software 1.2
nano second generation
nano software 1.1.1
You must update your iPod software if its version is less than the
There are several
options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to
- XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM
Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional CNP2000UC XM Mini Tuner
and the CNP-KEN1 Kenwood adapter cable (package item number 700XMKEN1).
To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can
connect the optional
SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner (item number 607SCC1) and the
Kenwood/SIRIUS adapter (item number 113KCASR50).
Select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using
the Kenwood/SIRIUS adapter
(item number 113KCASR50)
SC-VDOC1 dock (item number 607SCVDOC1).
A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS
Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via the auxiliary input
(adapter may be required).
A subscription is also required to receive
satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
HD Radio Ready: The DDX7019 is HD Radio ready. With an optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner
(item #113KTCHR20), you will be able to receive digital AM/FM
broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will
significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include
information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the
Navigation Compatibility: The
DDX7019 is compatible with the
following Kenwood navigation systems: KNA-G510 (item 113KNAG510), KNA-DV4100
(item 113KNADV41), KNA-DV3100, and KNA-DV2100. The navigation system can be
connected via the 13-pin I/F jack on the back of the unit (I/F cable supplied
with the navigation system). Third party navigation systems with composite video
and stereo RCA outputs can also be connected via the AV-IN1 input. You can
select which speakers are used for navigation voice guidance: front left, front
right, or both front speakers. You can also set the volume for the voice
Bluetooth Ready: The unit is
also Bluetooth compatible using the optional Kenwood KCA-BT200 Bluetooth
adapter. Using this adapter you can make and answer phone calls from the Kenwood
headunit. You can even download your Phonebook information from your compatible
mobile phone into the headunit. You are able to register up to five compatible
Bluetooth cell phones when using the KCA-BT200 adapter.
TV Tuner Ready: You can tune
local TV stations with the optional Kenwood KTC-V500N (item
#113KTCV500) or KTC-V300N (113KTCV300) TV tuner. The Auto Memory feature allows you to store up to 6 stations in
each of two preset memory bands. Names for up to 20 stations can be stored in
Changer Controls: This unit is
directly compatible with Kenwood changers manufactured in 1998 or later. If the
changer has an O-N switch, the switch will need to be set to the "N" position.
Using an optional auxiliary input
adapter, such as the CA-C1AUX, you can connect a portable audio source to this
unit instead of a CD changer. With the KCA-S220A switch, you can connect the
portable audio source in addition to 1 or 2 CD changers. This unit is also
compatible with the KCA-iP500 iPod Control Interface.
This unit features the following display features when connected to a compatible
- Disc Name Preset (DNPS):
When used with a compatible CD changer, this feature
allows you to assign names to discs in the changer. Each name can be up to
16 characters in length. The number of names you can store depends on
the CD changer that is connected to the head unit.
- CD Text/MD Display: When
connected to a CD Text capable CD changer or an MD changer, this unit can
display disc and track titles for discs encoded with disc and track title
information. The text information can be scrolled manually or automatically.
and Outputs Notes
RCA A/V Input: The
is equipped with a built-in audio/video input with a set of stereo RCA jacks and a
composite video jack on pigtails on the back of the unit. AV-IN1 can be named
"VIDEO", "DVD", "VCD", "VCR", "GAME",
TV or "AUX".
A/V Output: The unit features a
set of stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack to output A/V signals to an
optional monitor. You can choose DVD, iPod or AV-IN as the source for the A/V
3.5mm A/V Input: The DDX7019
features a 3.5mm audio input and 3.5mm video input on a set of 36" pigtails on
the rear unit for portable MP3/Video players. These terminals are also
compatible with your dock connector iPod using the optional KCA-iP300V, sold
USB: The DDX7019 also features
a female type-A USB terminal on a 36" pigtail on the back of the unit for
connection of USB devices. This connection is also compatible with your dock
connector iPod using the optional KCA-iP300V, sold separately.
4-Pin Input: There is a 4-pin
input terminal on the back of the unit that the sub-power/accessory/ground
harness plugs into.
Rear View Camera Input: The
unit has an additional video jack for connecting an optional rear view camera,
such as the Kenwood CCD-900 (item # 113CCD900).
The video from this input can be set to display when switched to with the Video
Select button, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the
vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. You can also display the video of the rear
view camera in a mirror image, if desired.
Note: The purple/white wire
in the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for
automatic video switching.
Parking Brake Detection: To
prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the aqua wire
in the supplied harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection
circuit, as well as a constant power source and ground. While the vehicle is in
motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and
TV Tuner Input: The DDX7019
includes a 20-pin input for the optional Kenwood KTC-V500N or KTC-V300N TV tuners.
Navigation Input: You can
connect a Kenwood navigation system to this unit via the maroon colored 13-pin
jack on the back of the chassis.
Note: There is a female
toslink digital output terminal located on the rear panel that is
non-operation and listed in the manual as "Do not connect".